The World Bank will provide $5.524 million (of which $2.869 million long-term debt) to proposed Carbon Finance project "Lahore Composting" (Saif Group, Pakistan, the sole owner of Lahore Compost Ltd-LCL) to avoid generation of methane emission from biodegradable wastes and improve cultivated land by using compost as a natural soil conditioner.

NEW DELHI: Delhi Nationalist Congress Party president and Badarpur MLA Ramvir Singh Bidhuri on Tuesday met Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna and urged him to immediately order stopping of construction of the Jaitpur landfill site at Tajpur Pahari in his constituency as it poses a major environmental threat to the fragile ecology of the area.

Mumbai, August 19 The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has identified six new dumping grounds for the entire Mumbai Mertropolitan Region (MMR), in an effort to end the solid waste generation problem the region is facing.

Solid waste disposal sites are not often seen as opportunities for energy solutions. The waste that is disposed in open dumps and landfills generates methane and other gases as it decomposes, causing concerns about explosions, odours, and, increasingly, about the contribution of methane to global climate change. However, the liability of landfill gas (LFG) can be turned into an asset.

The landfill is an unavoidable component in MSW Management and its planning and design, construction, operation & maintenance involves technical skills and safety measures in terms of health and environmental protection.

The residents of Kurri and adjoining villages on Wednesday welcomed the orders of Islamabad High Court (IHC), which stayed the execution of Kurri Landfill Project.

"We are happy that Islamabad High Court (IHC) has stayed the execution of the project and served notices on Capital Development Authority (CDA) chairman, chief commissioner and Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) director general,' Shabbir Abbasi, a resident of Maloot Village told Daily Times.

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The Municipal Corporation of Delhi launched "Van Mahotsav-2008' with the Leader of the MCD House Subhash Arya planting a sapling at a sanitary landfill site at Hastsal in West Delhi on Sunday.

The total area of landfill is about 16 acre and while the civic body has developed a park on two acres at the site, the remaining land would be developed into a children park and herbal garden in a phased manner.

The Chairman Garden Committee, Ved Prakash Gupta, was also present on the occasion along with several local residents.

Plagued by unending series of stoppages by the local people, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is preparing to dump garbage at the landfill site in Sisdole by using police force, if necessary. The KMC is preparing to invoke the Essential Service Act, which forbids obstruction in collection, transport and management of garbage. "Earlier, too, the government had talked about invoking this Act. But now, it will be strictly enforced,' KMC chief executive Dinesh Thapaliya told Nepal Samacharpatra.

Accusing the government of not properly addressing their demands despite an agreement, the locals of Sisdole and surrounding areas again barred Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) from dumping garbage at the Okharpauwa Landfill Site Tuesday. Due to the obstruction from the locals, heaps of uncollected garbage has again started to pile up on the streets and pavements of the capital city, causing serious eye sore and stench to the residents of the city of over 2 million.

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